Friday, February 26, 2010

Matt Wieters: Onward & Upward

If there's one player a lot of fans are looking forward to seeing this upcoming season, it's Matt Wieters.

When it was announced last June that he would be coming up the majors, a lot of people -- just out of excitement or ridiculously high expectations -- figured he was going to be the savior of a franchise that had been moribund for more than a decade. t

Initially, he didn't show signs of greatness, and looked like a rookie trying to figure his way through the majors. He started off the first three months of his major league career slow and then started to heat up. By the time September came, he looked a lot more comfortable and starting hitting the ball with authority.

By the end of the 2009 season, he worked his way through and ended up batting .288 with nine homers, 43 RBIs, a .340 OBP, and a .753 OPS.

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